Osada Eikichi: Secrets of Kinbaku (1978)

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Osada Eikichi: 緊縛秘戯  [Secrets of Kinbaku] (1978)

Publisher: Edo Productions

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This rare publication documents the activities of the ”Osada Seminar” from the late 1970s.

32 pages long, it contains photos (both in color and in black & white), a tutorial, and a short text inviting the reader to be a member, describing the activities of the Osada Seminar as regularly doing ”SM theatre”.

Kinoko Hajime: 花札緊縛美人―写真集 (2017)

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Kinoko Hajime 花札緊縛美人―写真集 (2017)

Pine (January), Plum (February). Cherry Blossoms (March)… in Kinokos new photo-book, there is a deep resonance with older traditions of Japanese art. Twelve months, twelve plants, twelve models – tied and photographed by Kinoko, sometimes complemented with illustrations by the manga-artist Shintarou Kago. I love some of the details, as for example the tenugui wrapped around the branches of the tree, not to hurt it when using it for suspension…

Rope and photo: Kinoko Hajime

Illustrations: 駕籠 真太郎

Publisher: Sanwa Mook, 2017

ISBN: 978-4-7769-1669-7

PS Among the many references to art-books structured by the twelve months, this is one perhaps worth mentioning: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/itoh-seiu-twelve-months-of-punishments/

Marai Masato: Angel in rope (2000)

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Marai Masato: Angel in rope (縄艶天使)

This book features ”glamorous”-style photos of the AV-actress Hitomi Ikeno in Marai Masato’s rope. There is an emphasis on the erotic fantasy aspect of rope-bondage, many of the images showing scenes of masturbation.

Rope: Marai Masato

Model: Hitomi Ikeno

Photo: Kyouka Ryou

Publisher: Taiyo Tosho, 2000 (December)

ISBN: 4-8130-0416-4

Nagaike Takeshi: 妖美 japoniSMe (1995)

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Nagaike Takeshi: 妖美 japoniSMe (1995)  Editor: Dan Oniroku

This huge format hardbound book, edited by Dan Oniroku, features photos in a ”glamour” style.

Ropework is by Nagaike Takeshi, who in the same year also published two other books in the same style, see my earlier post here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/1750/

Photographer: Seitaro Shimizu

Rope: Nagaike Takeshi

Models: Saori Taira, Emi Sugita, Miki Sho & Mayu Tsukasa

Publisher: ワニマガジン社, 1995 (There is also a second edition of the same book, from the year 2000, with a red cover.)

ISBN 4-89829-235-6

PS As I mentioned in the earlier post, Zetsu did a thorough write-up about Nagaike Takeshi’s stay in the US, and his collaboration with Ernest Greene. They also did two movies together, one set in the USA (”Bondage of the Rising Sun”), and one set in Tokyo, Japan (”Rope of the Rising Sun”). As far as I know, they were only released on VHS and have never been digitalized. I recently got my hands on the film set in Japan (images below). The movie is from 1997, and features in addition to Nakaike, ”the world-renowned domina Midori (in her first-ever video performance)” and the models Jill Kelly and Randi Rage.

A quote from Zetsu’s interview with the photographer Ken Marcus: ”Until I had worked with Takeshi, I was under the impression that Japanese Kinbaku had to be a structured and traditional ritual art form. What I learned during my week of watching Takeshi was how interpretive and free-form rope can be. He would incorporate the environment, utilize furniture and ordinary objects into his rope/human compositions.” Source: http://www.kinbakutoday.com/americas-first-japanese-bakushi/

 

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Vincent Guilbert: Fragments of a Whisper (2016)

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The french filmmaker Vincent Guilbert worked for many years on a movie with Akira Naka, called  牡丹の囁き (”The Peony’s Whisper”).

On his website, Guilbert presents the movie with the following words:

”Details from a portrait of Akira Naka, through the otherness of image and speech; broken up memory, fragmented time, reminiscences of places, moments, faces and bodies, during a back-and-forth between the recollections of a child and the aspirations of a man in his fifties…” (Source: http://www.jikken-karasu.com/films/the-peony-s-whisper?lang=en )

This small beautiful book, bound with an intensely red thread, published by Romantic Press in a limited edition of 100 copies, features stills from the movie, accompanied by exact time-references in hours, minutes and seconds, and a short presentation of the project (in Japanese).

Relevant to the interests of the readers of this blog, I may mention that Guilbert in 2006 made a documentary movie about the porn-actress and Kinbaku-model Maki Tomoda. In the movie, you get to see a few glimpses of Naka in action as well. The DVD was released in a very limited edition of 80 copies. I am happy to have it in my collection, and include an image of it below (though I generally abstain from posting about anything else but printed materials).  More about the movie here: http://www.jikken-karasu.com/films/kage-no-hikari-37?lang=en

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Nureki Chimuo: 36 ties in ”SM Select” (1988)

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Nureki Chimuo: Nureki Ryu Shibarikata: 36 tutorials (濡木流縛り方教室 36講座)

in ”SM Select” special issue, March 1988 (縄化粧 小説SMセレクト)

This special issue of SM Select, with its non-spectacular cover, has a spectacular content. More than 200 pages, with 36 Nureki ties, photographed and commented in text, step by step, sometimes in series with more than 20 images for one tie. The tutorials include some suspensions, some hasira-ties, and some using a thin thread.

In addition to the tutorials, which are in black and white (and quite small), there are also sections in full colour of beautiful rope-scenes with Nurekis work.

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